On 13 July 2022 in New York, USA, Mr. Sulton Rahimzoda, Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan on Water and Climate, had a meeting with the Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the UN, Ms. Antje Leendertse.
Sulton Rahimzoda noted the contribution of the global water initiatives of the Republic of Tajikistan in solving water and ecological issues and achieving the SDGs at the global level, and also provided an overview of the results of the Second Dushanbe Conference (6-9 June 2022), including its contribution to the preparation for the UN 2023 Water Conference.
He also emphasized the importance of the upcoming UN 2023 Water Conference which will be held next March in New York, co-chaired by the Republic of Tajikistan and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in accelerating progress towards achieving SDG6 and other internationally agreed water goals and targets.
The parties also exchanged views on the new initiative of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan regarding the announcement of 2025 as the International Year for Glacier Preservation, according to which Tajikistan plans to submit a draft resolution to the UN General Assembly at its next session.
The representative of Germany highly appreciated the outcome of the 2nd Dushanbe Water Decade Conference, as well as the preparatory process for the UN 2023 Water Conference, and expressed support for the global initiatives of Tajikistan, including the announcement of 2025 as the International Year for Glacier Preservation.